After being away from our screens for what seems like forever, ITV have now finally revealed the UK air date and time for season 5 of Downton Abbey.
Episode 1 of the new series will premiere at 9:00pm on Sunday 21 September, 2014. By ITV’s standards though, three weeks in advance actually represents quite an early start date announcement.
Even though US fans of the Crawley’s got their date revealed a while back, American viewers will have to wait until Sunday 4 January, 2015, for their release on Masterpiece.
Downton’s cast list will feature a bunch of familiar names, plus the addition of such guest stars as Anna Chancellor, Rade Sherbedgia and Richard E Grant.
Downton Abbey Series 5 Early Confirmed Cast List
Character – Actor/Actress
Simon Bricker – Richard E Grant
Dowager Lady Anstruther – Anna Chancellor
Kuragin – Rade Sherbedgia
Robert Crawley – Hugh Bonneville
Violet Crawley – Dame Maggie Smith
Mary Crawley – Michelle Dockery
Mr Charles Carson – Jim Carter
Anna Bates – Joanne Froggatt
Cora Crawley – Elizabeth McGovern
Thomas Barrow – Rob James-Collier
John Bates – Brendan Coyle
Edith Crawley – Laura Carmichael
Tom Branson – Allen Leech
Rose MacClare – Lily James
Daisy Mason – Sophie McShera
Anthony Foyle – Tom Cullen